Everett Sued Seven Times Since 2007 by Employees

July 18, 2013
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In an issue that was first raised by Alderman and Mayoral candidate Robert Van Campen last month, City Solicitor Colleen Mejia reported this week to the Board of Aldermen that the city has been forced to defend itself against a total of seven employee brought litigation actions since 2007 and has spent approximately $78,000...

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Thank You, Secretary Bialecki

July 18, 2013
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Secretary of Housing and Economic Greg Bialecki visited Everett Tuesday as part of a tour that his office said “focuses on the interesting businesses, community hubs, new market-rate housing, and public transportation options that make this city an ideal location to live, work and play.” First, we thank Sec. Bialecki for including Everett on...

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Police Briefs 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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June 23 Gary Platt, 28, 138 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for  kidnapping, domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Jose Rivas, 32, 25 Carlson St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, marked lanes violation, failure to stop for police. Gildo Souza, 42, 36...

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Everett Little League Holds Annual Hitting Contest and Banquet

July 18, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently joined the Everett Little League and its President Mike Vitukevich for the league’s annual hitting contest and banquet. The Mayor joined board members, coaches and family members in recognition of the teams’ and players’ great season. The celebration included a hitting contest, raffles, trophies and a cookout.  The Mayor was...

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Obituaries 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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Arthur Russell Retired Printer Arthur Russell, a longtime Everett resident, died surrounded by his family at the Mass General Hospital on July 8. He was 85 years old. Arthur was born on September 17, 1927 in Danielson, Ct, one of five children of the late Arthur and Mildred (Roby) Russell. He was raised in...

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Farmer’s Market Holds Successful Opening Day

July 10, 2013
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Farmer’s Market Holds Successful Opening Day

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Energize Everett are happy to report a successful opening day of the Everett Farmer’s Market, which was held on July 3rd.  Farmers, artists, musicians, and several members of the community enjoyed the beautiful afternoon.  Residents are encouraged to come and be part of the excitement every Wednesday, from 2:00-6:00 PM...

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Sanfilippo Earns Prestigious Principals Leadership Scholarship

July 10, 2013
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Sanfilippo Earns Prestigious Principals Leadership Scholarship

Everett High School senior Ignazio “Nate” Sanfilippo was presented with the prestigious 2013 Nichols College New England Principals Leader­ship Award. The generous scholarship is worth $15,000 and is renewable annually by the recipients, who must meet minimum grade point average and SAT requirements. EHS Principal Erick Nau­mann nominated Sanfilippo because of success in the...

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Mayor Meets with Coca-Cola to Launch Healthy Initiatives

July 10, 2013
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Mayor Meets with Coca-Cola to Launch Healthy Initiatives

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to report that the City of Everett, in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club, has begun working with Coca- Cola to launch healthy initiatives for children in the community. In an effort to promote healthier lifestyles, the Coca-Cola company funds and sponsors balanced living events to help communities...

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Security Cameras in City Parks Up and Running

July 10, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to report that LAN- TEL Communications Inc. has installed a HD security camera system for eight parks and playgrounds throughout the City. LAN-TEL Communications offers a full suite of security solutions and associated integration services to help ensure that employees, customers and property are safe and secure. LAN-TEL’s wide...

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Renovated Shapiro Park to Be Unveiled

July 10, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the unveiling for the newly renovated Shapiro Park will be held on Thursday, July 25th at 4:30PM.  All residents are invited to attend and help re-open the Alpine and Silver Road neighborhood playground.  Families and friends are encouraged to join the celebration – to see and...

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A Joint Victory

July 10, 2013
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The decision by Global Petroleum officials to withdraw their application to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere/East Boston terminal on tracks running through the communities of Chelsea and Everett certainly comes as good news especially to residents who live near the train tracks or the terminal itself. Last week’s explosion in Canada of crude...

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Obituaries 07-10-2013

July 10, 2013
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William Dinan His Family Was His Greatest Passion William P. Dinan of Everett passed away at his home surrounded by his family on June 25. He was 70 years old. William was born in Cambridge, one of five children of the late John and Mary (Horrigan) Dinan. He was raised in Cambridge, graduated from...

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Screeching Halt: Backed into a Corner, Global Abandons Ethanol Train Plan

July 3, 2013
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Screeching Halt: Backed into a Corner, Global Abandons Ethanol Train Plan

When everyone was ready to give up on fighting off Global Petroleum’s Ethanol train plan, State Sens. Sal DiDomenico and Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) decided to get creative. Joining a dedicated crowd of residents from Eastie, Chelsea, Revere and Everett, they did the unthinkable – they rewrote the licensing laws to block the Global proposal...

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Everett Students Win MWRA Poster Contest

July 3, 2013
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Everett Students Win MWRA Poster Contest

Five Everett students have won MWRA’s Annual Poster Contest. The winners were honored at a special ceremony, which was attended by Rep. Matewsky and Mayor De Maria (and his daughter).

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Schools Summer Programs Schedule Approved

July 3, 2013
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Assistant Superintendent of Schools Charles Obremski outlined the schedule of summer programs in the Everett Public Schools during the June 17 School Committee at Everett High School, which was the final School Committee for the summer. According to Obremski, most of the summer programs will be operating from July 1 through July 26, 2013,...

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City Recognized for Addressing Childhood Obesity

July 3, 2013
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The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties (LMCTC).   LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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Obituaries 07-03-2013

July 3, 2013
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William Dinan His Family Was His Greatest Passion William P. Dinan of Everett passed away at his home surrounded by his family on June 25. He was 70 years old. William was born in Cambridge, one of five children of the late John and Mary (Horrigan) Dinan. He was raised in Cambridge, graduated from...

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Everett Voters Approve Casino Proposal: First-in-the-state Vote Gives Wynn Momentum

June 26, 2013
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Everett Voters Approve Casino Proposal: First-in-the-state Vote Gives Wynn Momentum

More than 86 percent of the 6,153 voters who went to the polls last Saturday gave their approval to the Wynn Resorts proposal to turn a section of contaminated, blighted Everett waterfront into the first resort casino in Massachusetts history. In all, 5,320 said yes to the Special Election ballot question, with just 833...

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Keverian School Career Day

June 26, 2013
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Keverian School Career Day

The Keverian School recently hosted a fun-filled and successful career day in which students met firefighters, police officers, EMT’s, lawyers, urban planners, veterans, interior designers, writers, dental hygienists, among many other professionals. Students loved the presentations and learning about different careers. The highlight was students interacting with firefighters and exploring a fire truck. Pictured...

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Eight New Firefighters Appointed

June 26, 2013
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Eight New Firefighters Appointed

The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to appoint eight new firefighters to the Everett Fire Department, as the result of a Safer Grant that was awarded to the city. Fire Chief David Butler, in presenting the new firefighters to the city, told the Board of Aldermen that the new recruits will be...

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Council Approves Long List of Transfers for End of Fiscal Year

June 26, 2013
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The Common Council last week approved a long list of departmental transfers, to help ensure that each of the city’s department budgets ends the fiscal year on June 30, 2013 with a positive balance. Many of the transfers were made from the city’s Budgetary Fund Balance, also known as free cash, which results from...

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An Overwhelming Victory

June 26, 2013
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Last Saturday’s overwhelming approval of the casino question for Everett can leave little doubt that residents support the project. While the local voter approval was never in doubt, the margin of victory came as a surprise to some longtime observers.  We believe that in East Boston and Revere the margin of victory will not...

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Police Briefs 06-26-2013

June 26, 2013
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June 3 Daniel Brown, 27, 76 Norwood St., Everett, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. June 4 Jessica Ahearn, 32, 99 Cluff Crossing Rd., Salem, NH, was arrested on a warrant. James Mento, 33, 20 Wyman St., Lynn, was arrested for shoplifting and on a warrant. June 5 Wayne Clements, 51, 444...

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